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Original TV anime 'Lycoris Recoil' releases 2nd PV for July 2022 broadcast

The second PV shows the more serious side of Lycoris Recoil with the girls fighting crime.

By: Nicole S. Castro on July 1, 2022 at 18:50 PHT

A second promotion video has been released for upcoming original TV anime Lycoris Recoil, which is scheduled to air tomorrow, July 2, 2022.

The anime is produced by animation studio A-1 Pictures and directed by Shingo Adachi (Sword Art Online). The original concept was written by Spider Lily, with series composition by Asaura.

©Lycoris Recoil PROJECT

The series takes place in a Japanese-style café called 「リコリコ」 (Romaji: Ricorico), located in downtown Tokyo.

In addition to the usual café duties like brewing coffee and making desserts, the second PV reveals the girls also have the secret task of battling crime and protecting their city. Here, main characters Chisato Nishigiki (CV: Chika Anzai) and Takina Inoue (CV: Shion Wakayama) become work partners.

The opening theme song is ALIVE by ClariS, while the ending theme song is Flower Tower (Japanese: 花の塔; Romaji: Hana no Tou) by Sayuri (Sony Music Labels Inc.).


  • Chisato Nishigiki (CV: Chika Anzai)

  • Takina Inoue (CV: Shion Wakayama)

  • Mizuki Nakahara (CV: Ami Koshimizu)

  • Kurumi (CV: Misaki Kuno)

  • Mika (CV: Kosuke Sakaki)


  • Original work: Spider Lily

  • Director: Shingo Adachi

  • Series composition: Asaura

  • Character design: Imigimuru

  • Assistant director: Yusuke Maruyama

  • Sub-character design: Yumiko Yamamoto

  • Chief animation directors: Yumiko Yamamoto, Go Suzuki, Yukari Takeuchi, Koji Akitaka

  • Main animator: Kenji Sawada

  • Props design: Dana Shuhara

  • Art directors: Hotaka Okamoto, Maiko Ikeda

  • Art setting: Munashichi

  • Color design: Azusa Sasaki

  • CG Director: Toshitaka Morioka

  • Cinematographer: Toshiaki Aoshima

  • Editor: Hitomi Sudo

  • Sound director: Kouhei Yoshida

  • Music: Shuhei Mutsuki

  • Animation production: A-1 Pictures

Source: Lycoris Recoil official Twitter, official website, Comic Natalie




Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.


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